Electronic Arts has announced Shift 2 Unleashed, the latest entry in the Need for Speed series. Shift 2 is scheduled to release in spring 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
%26ldquo;Shift 2 Unleashedis redefining immersive racing by blending the rush of tearing up the track at unbelievable speeds with the emotional experience of competitive battle,%26rdquo; said executive producer Marcus Nilsson. %26ldquo;We are also working closely with real-world performance drivers to ensure that Shift 2 Unleashed captures their experience and becomes the benchmark in authentic racing action.%26rdquo;
In an interview with Official Xbox 360 Magazine, Nilsson explained that while Shift 2 won%26rsquo;t match the 60 frames-per-second performance of Forza 3, it will look better than the %26ldquo;bland graphics%26rdquo; from Gran Turismo and Forza titles. %26ldquo;You have to make a choice with today%26rsquo;s tech. Either you go for %26ndash; and this is harsh but it%26rsquo;s what I think %26ndash; the bland graphics of GT and Forza, or you try to push the bar for what consoles can do,%26rdquo; explained Nilsson.
Instead, developer Slightly Mad will be aiming for a solid 30 frames-per-second, said Nilsson.
You can check out the first trailer and screenshots for Shift 2 Unleashed below.
Nov 16, 2010